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'''Armstrong State University''' is a four-year public university, part of the University System of Georgia. It is located on a campus in suburban Savannah, Georgia, United States. The campus is approximately fifteen minutes from downtown Savannah and from Tybee Island beaches. Armstrong offers undergraduate and graduate degrees; it has a student enrollment of approximately 7,000 students, including close to 1,000 graduate students. Armstrong was founded in 1935 by Thomas Gamble (mayor)|Thomas Gamble, mayor of Savannah, as '''Armstrong Junior College'''. The institution expanded into a four-year university in 1964. Fielding athletic teams known as the Armstrong Pirates, the university competes at the NCAA Division II level as a member of the Peach Belt Conference. Armstrong's official colors are maroon and gold.
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